Strike for climate change

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Laura Goher
Student Life Editor

Last Friday marked one of the most significant movements to have taken place worldwide in recent history. More than 150,000 students in Québec alone participated in the strike for climate change on March 15th, garnering support from teachers, staff members, and parents alike. In Montréal, students gathered downtown and marched from Jeanne-Mance Park to Place Des Festivals in order to raise awareness for the looming issues regarding our planet and its sustainability, as well as to push governments to implement policies in order to aid the cause.

At John Abbott College, various students participated in the strike and marched inside the school with posters and demonstrations demanding for action to be taken against climate change. Students came together in unity to collectively protest the same thing: that drastic measures must be taken in order to at least slow the rapid effects of global warming, as well as the destruction of the planet we call our home.

For any students concerned about environmental issues, wanting to display a presentation or to start a conversation about it on campus, consider having a booth or a table during Earth Day. To sign up, all you need to do is go on Omnivox and download the Earth Day Booth sign up sheet, and either send it by email or MIO to Josée Lanouette.

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol.49 Issue 07 on December 4th, 2019